Team Tedworth's Triathlon

Friday 27 July 2018

A team of staff at Help for Heroes are taking on their biggest challenge yet, which will see them take on their own mega triathlon, to raise money for the Charity.

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Tristan Cooper, who is the Activities Manager at Help for Heroes said ahead of the challenge:

“We ask those who we support to push themselves beyond what think they can do.  This challenge is something that is pushing us beyond what we deem our limits are.”

The 9 team members will set off from Tedworth House Recovery Centre in Wiltshire and...

  • Cycle 65-miles to Gosport, then...
  • Swim 2.5-miles to reach the Isle of Wight, then...
  • Finish the challenge by running 65-miles around the island!

A 1950s double-decker bus will act as the support vehicle for the crew once they get to the Isle of Wight. Decorated with Help for Heroes flags and balloons – the residents of the island will find them hard to miss.

The challenge will begin at 2 am, with 9 cyclists gearing up to make it to Fort Gilkicker Gosport for the 6.30am deadline.  

The 2.5-mile swim to across the Solent will see them arrive on Ryde Sands at around 8 am, where they will be rewarded with a gruelling 65-mile run around the island.

The service personnel and Veterans that the team have supported over the years have inspired staff to take on this huge challenge – of which they hope to raise £1000.

Training has involved endurance bike rides most Fridays for the cyclists, anyone who is going to run has been running and the swimmers have been making waves in the Swimex, as well as evening dips in the pool and some weekend sea swims. 

You can find out more about the challenge and donate here.

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